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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard 2008
Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard 2008
(search item no. 125580)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $60.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Super ripe, porty and vinous. Sturdy, intense fruit extract framed by gripping tannin and a healthy acid balance.
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About Switchback Ridge:

Switchback Ridge Wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The property has been in the Peterson family since 1914 and encompasses nearly 100 acres located at the mouth of Dutch Henry Canyon. For over 75 years, the property was primarily maintained as a farm and plum orchard, with vines intermingled amongst the trees. In 1990, the orchards were replanted to vineyard, where there are currently 18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah vines, in addition to a three acre 50+ year old Petite Sirah block that John Peterson helped plant as a child.